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The bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts are among the religious leaders issuing statements of support to the victims of Saturday's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby-naming ceremony that killed 11 people and injured six, including four police officers. The statement…
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With the cold weather approaching quickly, the church’s Food and Pet Pantry is gearing up for a busy season. It is open from 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Applicants should enter by the entrance in the County Street parking lot. The Rev. Scott Ciosek, also pastor of St. Peter’s…
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The bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts have issued the following statement, following a gunman's attack earlier in the day on the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue. Dear People of the Episcopal Churches in Massachusetts, A ceremony…
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According to national statistics, the forecast does not look bright for religious houses, as far more millennials--those in their 20s and 30s--are seldom or infrequently attending religious services than Americans in older generations. In Brookline however, religious houses like St. Mary of the…
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Courtesy photo The Rev. Mark Edington Bishop Alan M. Gates offered the following response to the Oct. 20 election of the Rev. Mark Edington, the rector of St. John's Church in Newtonville, as bishop in charge of the Convocation…
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The bishops' call for congregations to collect or designate offerings toward a diocesan Merrimack Valley disaster relief response has been met with a generous outpouring of $26,018 to date. Courtesy photo …
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Grace Chapel invites the diocesan community on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. for a celebration of its eighth anniversary.  Grace Chapel hopes to be able to also celebrate its admission into the diocese as a mission congregation, which the Diocesan Convention will consider on Nov. 3. Grace Chapel, an…
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Last year's Diocesan Convention adopted a mission strategy implementation plan that includes "developing opportunities for teams from congregations to visit other congregations, sharing worship and learning about one another." Since then, a Diocesan Council…
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One of the resolutions coming before the Diocesan Convention on Nov. 3 is about a topic that Massachusetts voters will also be considering on Election Day:  gender identity antidiscrimination. The proposed Diocesan Convention resolution advocating gender identity antidiscrimination asks the…
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Members of 40 congregations, representing 11 of the diocese's 12 geographic deaneries, gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Sept. 22 for the first-ever diocesan Ministry Network Showcase, organized as a day of "short talks with big messages and lots of resource sharing."…